Hamstring injury rules Elliot Daly out of England's Six Nations campaign

Elliot Daly suffered the injury while playing for Saracens
Elliot Daly suffered the injury while playing for Saracens

England will miss the services of Elliot Daly in the upcoming Six Nations tournament due to a hamstring injury.

The 30-year-old sustained the injury while playing for his club Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup clash against Edinburgh last Sunday and was withdrawn from England's training camp on Tuesday.

A statement released by Saracens revealed that Daly, who has 57 Test caps to his name will be sidelined for up to three months which will effectively rule him out of the Six Nations campaign that kicks-off on 4th February against Scotland.

"Elliot Daly suffered a hamstring injury in the Heineken Champions Cup match against Edinburgh," read a statement from Saracens.

"It is estimated he will return to action in around 12 weeks.

"We're all behind you, Elliot!"

The news will be a big blow for the newly appointed head coach Steve Borthwick, who already had seen Courtney Lawes and George McGuigan withdrawn from the training squad due to injuries while Luke Cowan-Dickie is expected to miss at least the start of the competition.

Following the game against Scotland, England will be hosting Italy on 12th February following a trip to Principality Stadium on 25th February where they Wales. The fourth round will see Borthwick's men taking on France at Twickenham Stadium on 11th March before ending the tournament on 18th March against Ireland at Aviva Stadium.